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Agricultural project launched to empower displaced persons
A World Bank assisted agricultural project has been established to help empower displaced persons in Nigeria’s
northeast through farming.
The aim is to give them a new source of livelihood, as terrorist attacks, which eroded their incomes gradually come to an end.
It’s a slow but sure dawn of a new beginning in Nigeria’s north east, where the economy has been ravaged by insurgency.
The affected in this region now have to contend with finding fresh ways of making ends meet as previous survival means may have become non-existent.
The World Bank’s supported agricultural project in Nigeria has set aside fifty million dollars to assist these displaced persons in farming related areas.
This is to back government in its reformation efforts for the region.
The World bank Assisted project attracts counterpart funding support from the states and local governments.
The project’s managers say government has been playing its part in the project’s implementation process.
It nonetheless says beneficiaries of the agricultural interventions have startup capital challenges and efforts are on to fix the problem.
The project coordinator believes more commitment to agricultural development will impact the sector in no small measure.
He says it is an indisputable way of lifting the country’s rural population out of poverty.
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